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Help, Suggestions, Future of The D-Word

Difficulties with The D-Word? If you can't find the right answers on our Help page, please post in this topic. Ideas for future D-Word releases or projects can be posted here as well.

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Ben Kempas
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

Having said this, we didn't just merge the Intro topics of the previous Forum and Community conferences and made it public. We've always said that everything that was originally posted in a private topic will stay private. So if you need to access the old "private" Intros, they are here: OLD D-Word Community: Introduce (members-only link)


Doug Block
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

peter and ben thought of evvvvvverythinggggg...


Ben Kempas
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

Are you all aware of the My Topics options? You can totally customise your D-Word experience now by having an individual selection of topics and receiving email disgests (which still look a bit rough right now but we'll improve that).


Danielle Beverly
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

Awesome that links automatically get created, without having to do this anymore: <link>. Well done!


Ben Kempas
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

The <> was only to prevent long links from breaking when being wrapped.

I think you should upload a photo of the Westy as your profile pic, Danielle.


Danielle Beverly
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

You think so? Kind of small. But it is the only photo I have that is recent. Truthfully I'm not ready to put up a photo. Maybe later this week though...


Christopher Pavsek
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

Suggestion: on each particular topic page (like here, in Help) a little pop-up menu that lets gives you a list of all topics so you can jump directly to another one without going back to the Topics List Page.

I would also suggest, though I know it's been discussed, that a private intro topic would be nice nonetheless...i don't want to read every into from the enthusiasts and i imagine not everyone wants to introduce themselves to the enthusiasts; i don't know. i don't think it'd be confusing--it could appear in the social topics for the private one and in the public space for the public one.....

But frankly, as it all is now, this is very cool and i'd be happy with it with no changes at all..............

Edited Thu 13 Sep 2007 by Christopher Pavsek

Doug Block
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

Peter, Ben, don't see anything in the Help section about doing html within a post. So, how does one do things like bold and italicize within the posts here?


John Burgan
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

Click the blue question mark immediately to the right of your location >>>


Joe Moulins
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

Sweeeeeet!


Marj Safinia
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

I'm shocked, Doug. Have you not been paying attention at all? ;P


Doug Block
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

well i'll be durned. we were so focused on getting the Help section done that i didn't even see this.


Basil Shadid
Fri 14 Sep 2007Link

I've got a question. I tried posting a link earlier that has underscores in it. The new D-Word reformatted the link. It took the underscores out and made one of the last two words italic.

Here's the link:
http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=FlashvideoPlayer

How would I post the full link without the formatting engine touching it?

Edited Fri 14 Sep 2007 by Basil Shadid

Peter Gerard
Fri 14 Sep 2007Link

Sorry Basil, This is a "known issue" that I'm going to fix as soon as I have a chance...


Basil Shadid
Fri 14 Sep 2007Link

Thanks for all your hard work Peter!


Rhonda Moskowitz
Sat 15 Sep 2007Link

Wow! The changes are amazing! A huge thanks to Peter, John, Ben, Doug and anyone else who has made these terrific improvements! I'm still getting used to it, but it's so much better now. You've taken this already great site to a new level. Your efforts are very much appreciated! Peter, it looks like you've done the lions share, correct?


Christopher Pavsek
Mon 17 Sep 2007Link

in response to ben's post of david's subaquatic snoring---how big an attachment is too big nowadays?


Ben Kempas
Mon 17 Sep 2007Link

We'll cut you off at 50 MB (subject to change).


Peter Gerard
Mon 17 Sep 2007Link

Chris, what browser and OS are you using when the Preview "wipes" the attachment?

And by the way, I fixed the bug Kurt was having in the Photo Album. You can now have commas and exclamation points and whatever else you want in file names...


Erica Ginsberg
Tue 18 Sep 2007Link

Is it possible to take out (or fix) the crossout command with the hyphens. I have found myself having to redo posts (and have noticed it in others' posts) because we are accustomed to using hyphens in our normal writing. Probably it is more useful for us to be able to use hyphens than to cross words out. Or is there another command that could be used for crossouts that doesn't match a normally grammatical markings?


Ben Kempas
Tue 18 Sep 2007Link

Others advocated to keep the function. I wouldn't mind taking it out.


Christopher Pavsek
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

peter--i was using safari (2.0.4) and osx 10.4.10.

i'll try it with firefox and let you know what happens....


Christopher Pavsek
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

bulghur wheat makes me -fart-


Christopher Pavsek
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

whaddayaknow. with firefox it works fine and with safari it doesn't


Christopher Pavsek
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

but where did the post go that i mad ewith firefox? how weird? does anyone see it?

i said in it: bulghur wheat makes me -fart- and there was a picture of the cabinet of dr. caligari....it's gone!


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